Tighter medical controls proposed for boxing

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: (Published 04 November 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1183
  2. JOHN WARDEN, parliamentary correspondent
  1. BMJ

    New measures designed to make boxing safer in Britain were announced last week as fresh controversy arose over the future of the sport. The announcement from the British Board of Boxing Control came only a week after the death of Mr James Murray, a boxer who died after receiving repeated blows to the head during a professional match in Glasgow.

    The board has been advised by a working party of neurosurgeons and neurologists that was convened after the death of another boxer, Mr Bradley Stone, 18 months ago. Its recommendations include plans for tighter medical checks and longer periods of compulsory rest after knockout bouts.

    The board wants to …

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